John R. Butz
Attorney At Law
20 South Limestone St. Suite 120, Springfield, OH 45502

Office (937) 390-5900
Mobile (937) 478-9615
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John R. Butz has been an attorney actively practicing in Clark County, Ohio and surrounding counties since 1969.  At present, Mr. Butz practices in the areas of family law; traffic and criminal law; probate law; personal injury and wrongful death law; medical malpractice and civil litigation.  In the past, Mr. Butz has been involved in approximately 18 death penalty cases (of which approximately 10-12 were tried to a verdict or resolved at trial).  For a time, Mr. Butz was a licensed title agent and can still provide representation in real estate matters.  Mr. Butz has also served as an arbitrator/mediator in diverse matters.  Mr. Butz’s promise is to represent you at a high level and at a fair fee.


  • Martindale Hubbell rating of A/V (highest rating)
  • Admitted to practice in U.S. District Court for Ohio and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Acting Judge, Clark County Municipal Court (for over 30 years)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Charter Member, Clark County Criminal Justice Committee
  • State Department of Education Teacher Termination Referee (for over 15 years)
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member and former representative to Board of Governors
  • Fellow, Ohio Bar Foundation
  • Co-chairman, 1994 Bench-Bar Conference
  • Former Co-chairman, Specialization Committee
  • Former Chairman, Criminal Justice Committee
  • OSBA Representative to Supreme Court Commission on Court Security


  • Member and Current Chairman of Executive Committee
  • Past President
  • Former Chairman of Law Library Trustees, Grievance Committee and Common Pleas Court Committee


  • Member and former Chairman of Greene County Certified Grievance Committee


  • Special Counsel to Ohio Attorneys General (19__ - 2009)
  • Acting Judge, Xenia Municipal Court (1998 - 2006)